News & Announcements
Employee Enhancement Days
scheduled for Feb. 5 and 7 with opportunities to hear from nationally recognized
speakers on topics relevant to life at and away from Gustavus. Learn about
the personal willingness to take risks, individual personality styles,
and how to live dreams. All sessions will be held in Alumni Hall, except
Lunch and Learn which will be held in the banquet rooms. The 2-day schedule
-7:45-8 a.m. -- doors
open for coffee, juice, and rolls and greeting by Ken Westphal;
-8-10 a.m. -- keynote
address, titled "Risk Taking for Chickens," by Kate Brand;
-10-10:15 a.m. --
p.m. -- "The 6 Amazing Secrets of Living Your Dreams" by Chuck Hickok;
-12:30 p.m. -- Lunch
and Learn, titled "Aromatherapy -- Helping our Bodies Create an Environment
of Optimal Well Being," by Dr. Steve Moore in the banquet rooms.
All employees are invited
to attend Enhancement Day activities. For more information, contact Jane
-7:45-8 a.m. -- doors
open for coffee, juice, and rolls and greeting by Axel Steuer;
-8-8:45 a.m. -- "Center
for Vocational Reflection -- Its Meaning for You" by Chris Johnson;
-8:45-9:15 a.m. --
"The 2002 Gustavus Marketing Campaign" by Owen Sammelson and Stacia Senne;
-9:15-9:30 a.m. --
-9:30-11 a.m. -- "A
Creative Transformation -- The Enneagram Experience" by Rosanne Bane (Session
-11-11:10 a.m. --
p.m. -- "A Creative Transformation -- The Enneagram Experience" by Rosanne
Bane (Session II); and
-12:45 p.m. -- Lunch
and Learn, titled "A Creative Luncheon and Dessert Buffet," by Margi Willmert
and Paul Jacobson in the banquet rooms.
Terrill, author of
Fakebook, Improvisations on a Journey Back to Jazz,
will present a reading of his work at 5 p.m. Jan. 17 in Olin Hall 103.
The book is a memoir of his early days as a jazz lover and aspiring musician.
Terrill will look at the difficulties of learning and performing and will
tell about his return to playing as a club musician. Lyle Mays, Grammy
award-winning keyboardist and composer, says "In his description of the
noble struggle to create something meaningful in that difficult and mysterious
realm of music we call jazz, Terrill finds some surprising truths."
Chapel Schedule... All
are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming
schedule is as follows:
Folk Musician Visits Campus...
Carrie Newcomer will be on campus Jan. 20-27. Newcomer's music incorporates
blues, gospel, pop, and soul. The singer/songwriter is also described as
a poet, storyteller, and minister of the gospel of hope. Newcomer is well
known for her community activism and for leading workshops that emphasize
the presence and influence of "the sacred in ordinary life" -- an awareness
of spirituality in one's daily life. She will present a variety of events,
Jan. 18 -- Chaplain Brian
Johnson, John 17: 5-8;
Jan. 20 -- 2nd Sunday
after Epiphany, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
Jan. 21 -- Yolanda Williams,
Commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.;
Jan. 22 -- Carrie Newcomer,
Isaiah 53: 1-12;
Jan. 23 -- Morning Praise,
John 14: 25-31;
Jan. 24 -- Linda Elvee,
Mark 8: 34-38;
Jan. 25 -- Jenifer Ward,
Matthew 26: 6-13; and
Jan. 27 -- 3rd Sunday
after Epiphany, Chaplain Brian Johnson.
Newcomer will co-teach
the January Term course "Creative Expressions of the Sacred Ordinary" with
Faith Kirkham Hawkins (religion). Her visit is sponsored by numerous campus
organizations and departments, including the Gustavus Artist Series, Campus
Activities Board, Center for Vocational Reflection, Office of the Chaplains,
Community Service Center, Counseling Center, Curriculum II, Office of the
Dean of the Faculty, Faculty Development Program, January Term Office,
Lecture Series, Department of Religion, Student Activities Office, Women's
Studies, and the Womyn's Awareness Center. For information on this residency
or related events, contact Faith Kirkham Hawkins (x6295 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 21
-- a coffeehouse performance in the Courtyard Cafe;
10 a.m. Jan. 22 -- Daily
7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 22 --
a discussion on "Working Spiritually in a Secular World" in Linner Lounge;
7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 -- a
concert in Bjorling Recital Hall (free tickets are available beginning
Jan. 23 at the Information Center or at the door);
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan.
26 -- a faculty/staff workshop on "The Sacred Ordinary" in Linner Lounge;
and other small group
Trip to Jazz Club... A
trip is being planned to see Gonzalo Rubalcaba, renown Cuban jazz pianist,
perform Jan. 21 at the Dakota Jazz Club in St. Paul. Tickets are $26 per
person. Transportation will leave campus at 5 p.m. and return around midnight.
This trip is sponsored by the Career Center, Peer Assistants, and the Counseling
Center. See Brian Koeneman in the Career Center for more information.
Visiting Professor to
Lecture... This year's Rydell
Nobel Conference Distinguished Professor Lawrence Levine will give a public
lecture at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Interpretive Center. He will lead a
discussion of his recent book The Opening of the American Mind (1997).
All are invited to this free event.
Student Named Business Valuation
Service Scholar. Sophomore
student Jonah Evenson was named one of three top business students
at private liberal arts colleges in the country and will receive a scholarship
for the Spring Semester. The national competition was funded by Business
Valuation Services of Dallas, Texas, and carried out on the Internet using
the servicing foundation's (The Foundation for Independent Higher Education)
Web site. Recipients were selected based on career interests, academic
achievement, leadership, financial need, and the quality of each applicant's
written response. There were several hundred applicants from across the
religion, chaired the first joint meeting of ELCA Bishops and Teaching
Theologians Jan. 4-7 in Oak Brook, Ill. All 65 bishops and an equal number
of teaching theologians were invited and those in Canada also participated.
The purpose of the meeting, which included 9 speakers, was to discuss the
role of oversight/bishops and the role of theology/teaching theologians
in the ELCA. During the 1990s the ELCA experienced 2 significant controversies:
the first in reaction to a proposed statement on human sexuality and the
second concerning an agreement for full communion with the Episcopal Church.
There were plenary sessions and smaller group discussions. Of the 61 teaching
theologians present, 37 were from ELCA seminaries and 17 were from ELCA
colleges, including Gustavus' Jodock, Mary
Solberg, religion, who also
was involved in planning the conference, and Mark
Gustavus was the most represented college.
The following people have
recently joined the Gustavus community:
Jack Niemi, Church
New Support Staff
Elizabeth Clark, Dining
Kaylyn Nourie, Custodial
Mustaf Rashid, Custodial
IN THE MEDIA:
Here are some noteworthy
Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media
around the nation:
Anyone who has suggested
additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories,
or interest in being a media source should contact News Director Stacia
Senne (x7510 or email@example.com).
On Jan. 13, the St.
Paul Pioneer Press published an article, titled "U.S. Senate: Minnesota
Twins," that quoted Chris Gilbert (political science).
On Jan 11, Minnesota
Public Radio's "Midmorning" guest from 9-10 a.m. was Chris Gilbert
science). He provided commentary and answered call-in questions on Gov.
Jesse Ventura's budget plan.
Commonly Asked Questions...
an effort to answer questions regarding dial-in Internet access, DSL service,
and alternative Internet Service Providers, information technology offers
answers to the most commonly asked questions.
1) If the
Internet Service Provider (ISP) is changed will the Gustavus e-mail address
For more information,
contact information technology (x6111).
No, the e-mail address
is independent of the ISP. Although many providers issue new e-mail accounts,
customers are not obligated to use them.
2) What is the DSL
service that is being advertised locally?
DSL is a high-speed
method of connecting a home computer to the Internet. It is typically 10
to 20 times faster than a dial-in connection, which uses a modem, and it
does not require a second phone line. It is in many ways the same type
of connection that is used to connect the lab and office computers at Gustavus
to the Internet. For those who have multiple computers at home, it would
also allow an Internet connection to all of the computers simultaneously
through the use of the DSL box and an internal home network.
3) Will there be
a busy signal when using DSL?
No, DSL is a continuous
4) Are 2 phone lines
needed with DSL so that the computer doesn't interfere with voice communications?
No, a second phone
line used primarily for a computer's modem connection is not needed with
5) Have people been
happy with DSL after it has been installed?
6) Will access to
the Gustavus library and on-line databases still be available if switching
to DSL or another ISP?
Yes, the Gustavus
library, PALS, and the majority of its on-line databases are available
through alternative providers. Information on how to configure a computer
is available on the library home page under Remote Access. Questions about
specific databases and availability should be directed to the library staff.
7) Will information
technology make any recommendations regarding other Internet providers?
No, there are such
a wide variety of providers and services that no one recommendation makes
sense. Some companies (e.g., ATT and MCI) offer Internet access for
low rates if also used as long distance telephone carrier. Other companies
offer low cost or free Internet access but these companies send out electronic
promotional materials. Local cable companies might offer Internet access
via a cable subscription. Some companies offer discounts for video, telephone,
and Internet access. Any of these options might make sense depending upon
individual needs and circumstances.
for a housesitter for March through May for a 4-bedroom house. Pay utilities
and phone only. Contact Nancy Hanway (931-8709, x7388 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
In need of a house/pet sitter for next academic year (Aug. 2002-May 2003)
or part of it? A Gustavus faculty member is looking for such a place in
St. Peter. Call Pam Freeman (x6064 or 931-5324) if interested or know of
someone who might be interested.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
To add or change
items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College
Calendar event form. View the entire College
The Yellow Sheet
is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the
staff in the Office of Public Relations.
is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving,
Christmas, Touring, Spring, and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items
by filling out an online
submission form. While online, e-mail submissions are preferred, items
may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send
"snail mail" items to: The Yellow Sheet, Office of Public Relations. Items
must reach the news office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before
publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday.
For more information, call Stacia Senne at x7510 or Barb Booren at x6213.
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